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Lowe’s Ad Under Attack for Portrayal of Fathers

A recent T.V. ad for Lowe’s is coming under attack by a special interest group, saying the ad promotes a negative image of fathers. The Lowe’s commercial titled, “Valspar Reserve: Video Call” has come under fire by a Canadian group called …

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What’s Happening in Housing-From Lowe’s and Home Depot

The U.S. housing market has unquestionably had a weak start to the year, and there is no shortage of top-down analysis on where the market is headed. Analyzing the macro-economic climate is one thing, but investors can also get a …

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Lots in Short Supply For Many Home Builders

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Families buying new homes can expect prices to continue to rise, as builders say there’s a low supply of developed lots and that properties suitable for new housing have become more expensive. Builders will pass along 100% …

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Home Sizes Increase as Economy Improves

With the improved economy, new homes are getting bigger again. The average size of newly built single-family homes increased during the first quarter of this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Using first-quarter census numbers on home …

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Brian Morgan: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Brian Morgan The T.H. Rogers Lumber Co., Siloam Springs, Ark. Manager Category: Multiple Store Operations Within a few years after taking a job at T.H. Rogers, Morgan was promoted to manager of T.H. …

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Adra Kennard: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Adra Kennard Kennard Ace Hardware, Newberry, Fla. President Category:  Multiple Store Operations Not long after she took over the store when her father retired, Kennard doubled the total square footage of the family …

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Dana Sneade Banyasz: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Dana Sneade Sneade’s Ace Home Center, Owings, Md. Director of Operations Cagtegory: Multiple Store Operations One of the high points of Banyasz’s career may be the way she has drawn in more female …

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Trevor Kowalchuk: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

To watch the full video, click here. Trevor Kowalchuk Brandon Home Hardware Building Center, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Dealer/Owner Category: Over $2 Million in annual sales When Kowalchuk decided to merge his business with a local building center, he faced a …

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